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Spain to Make Minimum Professional Age 14

  • Marca, Friday, February 28, 2014 1:12 PM

Spain’s professional soccer league (LFP) is preparing to modify the minimum age at which professional players can be signed with buyout clauses to 14 from 16. The aim is stop young talented players from being siphoned off from Spanish clubs to other leagues, particularly England, whose clubs are always quick to scout talent to bring into their youth teams, with barely any compensation for the Spanish club that nurtured the player. The change would effectively mean that youth players can sign professional contracts at 14.

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